Funding the fight

Frequently in family law proceedings, one party has greater access to resources to pay for legal costs and related expenses than the other party. The discrepancy between parties’ resources is often most stark in complex financial cases. This article looks at the...

Essentials in de facto property law

Introduction Since 1 March 2009 the Family Law Courts have been able to deal with property and maintenance disputes between de facto couples in all states except Western Australia (and South Australia since 1 July 2010). This paper does not deal with the jurisdiction...

Binding financial agreements unbound

The Family Court’s decision in Parker & Parker has important implications for financial agreements and legal professional privilege. Parker & Parker, delivered by the Full Court of the Family Court on 7 March 2012, is arguably the most significant decision on...